WelcomeThe Catholic Church in Southwest Washington is opening a new chapter in the history of our local Church by embarking on a campaign to build St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School. Catholic schools have played a major role in Southwest Washington's history for over 150 years. Mother Joseph and the Sisters of Providence founded Providence Academy in 1856, and we have grown to four primary schools in the area. Today, we build upon the legacy of those who have gone before us as champions of Catholic education to further honor St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, foundress of Catholic schools in the United States.
"Brothers and sisters, I have neither gold nor silver to offer you. In fact, I have nothing at all of my own to offer you, for like St. Paul I know that everything I have, I have received. Still, our Lord has sent me to you and commanded that I feed you. And so, very conscious of my weaknesses and my faults, what I have, I will offer to you: the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gospel who is Jesus Christ."
- Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, December 1, 2010